I am calling “shenanigans” on this crash and the driver who is claiming brake failure on an almost brand new car. In an incident that left neighbors in a Glendale, California, neighborhood surprised but relieved that no one was hurt, a man lost control of his black Cadillac as he drove down his steep driveway Saturday evening.
The car blew through a neighbor’s yard, clipped a house and went airborne — landing on the roof of a house.
The wife told CNN affiliate KABC that her husband, couldn’t stop as they turned the corner from their hillside home. There was something wrong with the car, she said.
“As soon as we hit the corner, the airbags deployed and I didn’t even see where we were going from there because the view was obscured,” said the passenger.
Neighbors rushed to the scene. One grabbed a ladder and helped the couple off the roof.
“You know I’ve seen other similar collisions. We have a lot of hillsides here in Glendale. But this was very unique that it landed the way it did and didn’t go through the roof of the home and cause some injuries,” Glendale police Lt. Scott Bickle told CNN affiliate KTLA.
Neighbors told officers Saturday’s incident was the second time the man crashed into a neighbor’s house while trying to drive down his driveway, said Glendale police Sgt. Sean Riley.
I am almost willing to bet the 60 year-old driver is suffering from some sort of circulation problem with his legs. It makes his feet numb and his legs week. This can prevent the driver from being able to press the pedal hard enough to stop the vehicle under certain situations. Coupled with poor reaction times, it can be deadly.
To blame the car is BS. The driver will need to take a driver’s reevaluation test to determine if he is still able to drive safely.